Nelson Mitchell

Greenfield, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Mitchell was born in 1867, in Greenfield, Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas W. Mitchell, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Hubble, was 30. He married Gelina Bell Orris on 9 October 1901, in Scott, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Nelson Mitchell
Gelina Bell Orris
Marriage: 9 October 1901
Mary Mitchell

Spouse and Children


    Gelina Bell Orris


9 October 1901
Scott, Illinois, United States


    Mary Mitchell


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas W. Mitchell


    Mary Ann Hubble





    Sarah Minerva Mitchell



    Wesley Mitchell


    Lydia Mitchell


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 0

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 4

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 31

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nelson Mitchell in household of Thomas W Mitchell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nelson Mitchel in entry for Leo Welch and Mary Mitchell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Nelson Mitchell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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